Assembly required: someone has just recreated Stockholm in Cities: Skylines


Getting a city to grow into a generic sprawling metropolis is hard enough in Cities: Skylines. There’s always one intersection you just can’t get traffic to route through right. But it’s even harder to model an actual, real-life location. 

Prefer to build in a theme park environment? Check out the best Planet Coaster creations for inspiration.

YouTuberMartin Norlin has gone through the painstaking and tedious work needed to shape a version of Stockholm in Cities: Skylines, and it’s a sight to behold.

If you’ve never been to the city before, this Cities: Skylines map gives you an excellent idea of what it would be like to visit. Not only did Martin place the buildings in the right areas, but he also went to the trouble of making each road and subway as close to the real thing as possible.

Of course, some aspects of Stockholm just couldn’t be accurately modeled. The map is far from being photorealistic close-up, but this has to be just about as close to 100% accuracy as you can get without hand-crafting each building individually, a task that would probably take one person several thousand years. So yeah, he’s on the lazy side.

If you want to take a trip through Martin’s Stockholm, you can download it via Steam Workshop. To view the map correctly in-game you’ll also have to subscribe to the collection of mods and assets used in creating this little Stockholm.